IIMB’s one-year MBA students win big at IIM Ahmedabad’s Operations Strategy contest

 team of three students, Siddharth Singh, Rachana Kamath and Praveen Sasidharan, from the Executive Post Graduate Programme in Management (EPGP) at IIM Bangalore, has won the First Prize at OpStruct — the flagship event of IIM Ahmedabad’s ‘The Red Brick Summit’, organized by Optima, the Operations Club of IIMA on 2nd October, 2019.

Opstruct is an Operations Strategy case competition. The competition was held in three rounds, where over 980 teams participated in the first round. On qualifying, 97 teams proceeded to the second round, which comprised a case-based Q&A between the judging panel and qualifying student teams. Then, the top 7 finalists made it to the third round. The final round entailed an on-campus case presentation.

The participants were required to select and present on a growing start-up and focus on operational issues it will face when expanding. Besides, the teams had to come up with the best recommendations keeping financial and other risks in mind. 

The case presentation by the IIMB team was rated the best along with a special mention by the judges. The IIMB team chose BOUNCE—a ride-sharing start-up for their case presentation.